24:7 Partner updates:
HAPPY - Enjoy the 2014 financial report. Despite the financial climate, you remain incredibly faithful in your support to us. We do all we can with what you give us, with God transforming lives as a result. And, weighing the challenges against the blessings, as BMS, from our UK team to our workers and partners across the world - we’re Happy…
Sarah Brown, with her husband Paul, works with BMS Partner Nightlight and trafficked women in Thailand
Central Asia: Please pray for our staff serving in Central Asia in a highly pressured situation. Pray for the leadership of the partner agency and others in the region as they determine the way forward amidst many challenges and changes.
Libya: Pray for Libya, where violence and insecurity are escalating.
Gaza: Pray for the pastor and members of Gaza Baptist Church, which is reaching out to those who have lost their homes and their loved ones in the current conflict. Pray that a peaceful way forward for Israel and for the people of Gaza may be found.
Syria: Pray for Syria and the refugees in Lebanon.
Anjanette, Scott, Jessica and Sam Williamson are preparing to leave Cusco, Peru, which has become home and greatly loved by them. Pray for their emotional and practical preparation.
Village in Peruvian Amazon, near Nauta
Sarah McArthur is settling into life and tasks in Iquitos and Nauta, Peru. Pray that she will soon feel confident and fulfilled, building meaningful relationships.
Pray for the eco-projects in Peru, led by Gill Thurgood and Harland Rivas and Laura Lovering, and the challenges they are facing.
The Greenwoods (Mark, Suzana, Decio and Ana) are going through significant change, moving from Brazil to the UK, due to studies and work responsibilities. Pray for this transition.
Pray for the Ebola situation in Guinea and surrounding countries. Eric Bafende, a medical doctor in Guinea, returned to UK at the end of August for the birth of his and Sarah’s second child.
Pray for the new work BMS are planning in Labé in a rural part of NW Guinea to start in January 2015.
The BMS legal team in Mozambique have finished their language and orientation; pray for wisdom for those involved in planning how to develop the legal work over the coming year.
Pray for Joe and Lois Ovenden as they settle into their work in Uganda with baby Connie, following their initial placement in Zimbabwe.
Pray for the Dupree family (Dan, Anastasia, Charis, Isaac and Amaya), who arrived in Albania at the end of August, that they will settle in quickly.
Give thanks for the very successful pre-accreditation visit to GDQ School in Tirana, Albania. The school is moving closer to its goal of being recognised by both Christian and secular professional bodies, thereby giving it a platform for future strategic development.
Please pray for the individuals in training for Action Teams 2014/15 and preparing to travel overseas later this month.
As we develop our strategy for UK mission engagement, please pray for wisdom and insight to use our resources strategically.
Give thanks for the recent BMS Retreat that brought together personnel from around the globe.